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black widow
hank

man
 1
caught her climbing up between my legs while fishing
 2
put her in a tackle box and then a bigger plastic cage
 3
freed her in the rabbit hutch with an immaculate egg
 4
 
 
i'd drop him into her seemingly disheveled net
 5
she'd come onto him a flurry of hind legs and silk
 6
avoid his mandibles and deliver
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a split second snip into his soft belly
 8
 
 
she'd knit him into a neat little package
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and in the same exact location, same place every time
 10
drop his carcass
 11
 
 
she was an exceptional housekeeper
 12

28 Feb 10

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Ha! The last line is perfect.
And any poem with the word "mandible" in it
gets at least an 8 from me.
;)
 — mandolyn

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